Yesterday my friend John and I were doing some historical research, riding through/along old ABQ city limits before various annexations over the years. For instance, did you know “High Street” was the eastern city limits until 1925? Our riding research continued pleasantly south and east of Downtown along High and adjacent north/south streets and alleys… Read More Gibson and I-25: Most Unfriendly Biking/Walking Spot in Town?
Remember that time you waited way too long to work on that final paper for that class, did an embarrassingly poor job, turned it in thinking “Maybe a D. Maybe not even that,” and then, somehow, you get the paper back and it has an “A-” in red at the top? And remember how that… Read More Burque is Deemed More “Bike Friendly” Are you Kidding?
It took a while, involving extended water work, big piles of dirt, and a years and years of scattered public “I HATE Roundabouts…argh!!!!1!!!!,” but the roadwork at 12th and Menaul is finally looking like a roundabout: The cynical (i.e., me) might point out that from a roadway safety perspective the current half-finished roundabout is the… Read More It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like a Roundabout
New Mexico Department of Transportation held a virtual public meeting earlier this week to kick off the eventual scheduled 2023 replacement of the current Rio Bravo (NM-500) bridge across the Rio Grande. So this seems as good a time as any to tell you how I, a frequent cyclist who lives west of the River… Read More Your Input Can Help Make Rio Bravo at the River Safer
I’m not the most patient person, as pretty much everyone who knows me will attest. I can be short tempered and irritable when, for example, I can’t get a jar open or my dog repeatedly pokes my butt with his pointy nose. I’m easily frustrated with instructions (see previous blog post on cookbook errors), and… Read More Breadder Burque Ch. XXIII: Trust the Process
It’s pretty difficult to write a post after a significant absence without writing primarily about why one has not been writing posts. Unfortunately, doing this tends to not be very interesting for the reader, because such a meta review of causality is, uh, boring. I certainly can’t claim this post after a significant absence will… Read More Scot’s List of Excuses, Pandemic Edition